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Boise State Celebrates Science April 20

By: Brady W Moore   Published 12:47 pm / April 13, 2017

Boise State University’s Division of Research and Economic Development is celebrating science this Earth Day with a free event open to the public.

From noon-2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, join the campus community to celebrate more than just trees on the patio outside the Student Union Building. If Boise’s spring weather doesn’t cooperate, the event will be held inside the SUB, in the Simplot Ballroom.

Beginning at noon you’re invited to listen to a series of “lightning talks,” five-minute presentations from invited speakers highlighting the importance of science on Idaho’s land and water resources, healthy communities, sustainable cities, green energy and K-12 science education. Speakers will include former NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, Boise City Council President Elaine Clegg, Cynthia Curl, assistant professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health, and more. Snacks also will be provided during the talks.

From 1-2 p.m. attendees can browse and view poster presentations of new, cool Boise State research, learn how you can get involved and check out exhibits and informational booths by local organizations while listening to live music.

“Across the Boise State campus you find students, faculty and staff dedicated to practicing and teaching responsible, sustainable policies,” said Mark Rudin, associate vice president for Research and Economic Development. “I’m proud to be part of a university that celebrates science and I invite everyone to attend this informative event.”

April is Research Month at Boise State. From inside the lab to the performing arts stages, a number of events are highlighting the breadth and depth of research happening throughout campus. Students and faculty are encouraged to join in by sharing their research endeavors and promoting their events this month on social media using the hashtags #ThisIsResearch and #BoiseState.